Bangalore University Vice Chancellor Dr B Prabhu Dev, flanked by ( left) Campus Management's CEO Tim Loomer and Talisma Corp's Managing Director for APAC, Raj Mruthyunjayappa at the media event in Bangalore April 26 2011 ( IndiaTechOnline photo)
Talisma educational solutions will fuel Bangalore University's ICT push
Bangalore University has turned to CRM specialists, Talisma Corporation to beef up its Web portal and IT-enable its student, faculty and course-related interfaces. Vice Chancellor N. Prabhu Dev announced the partnership at a media event, Aprl 26, which also launched the portfolio of advanced solutions for Higher Education, that Talisma is offering in India. Many of these flow from the company’s acquisition two years ago by the Miami ( Florida) US-based educational enterprise solutions leader, Campus Management Corp.
These enable universities and colleges to bring different departments under one management umbrella with administrators, faculty and advisors leveraging a centralized database and an automated workflow to improve services to students at every stage of their academic experience. Raj Mruthyunjayappa, Managing Director - APAC and EMEA, of th Bangalore-headquartered Talisma Corporation, said the solution integrates student and faculty, to enable better governance, bring efficiency into the system and transparency across functions.
Specifically for BU, Talisma is working to make the web portal more user friendly and creating special interfaces for students, faculty and employees. The task is expected to be completed in 45 days, Mruthyunjayappa explained. Timothy B Loomer, US-based global CE of Campus Management added, “There is a huge opportunity for educational institutions across the country to capitalize on technology and enhance their relationship with students. With Bangalore University coming on board, it contributes tremendously to achieve our objective to digitize higher education in India”. The acquisition of Talisma had enabled Campus Management to deploy the former’s state-of-the art CRM solutions as part of educational tools portfolio, to institutions worldwide (with an enhanced presence, very soon, in Brazil), Loomer added.
India had become a major opportunity for the company thanks to sharp increases here, in the funding for ICT-enabling higher education. Talisma’s roadmap in India saw universities being able to offer students online study from home courses administered through the Talisma Higher Education Solutions platform. www.talisma.com www.campusmanagement.com